www.EasternYachts.com, "Supertramp"   Cromarty 36  
Lying  ashore, Hayling Island

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Owner's Comments

Our reasons for choosing a Cromarty 36 and Supertramp in particular were as follows:

a. As a (retired) husband and wife team moving up from a Rival 32, we wanted a boat that would be suitable for living aboard for 6 months of the year and capable of extended cruising often far from any facilities.

b. We wanted a very reliable sea boat for Biscay and the Atlantic coast of Spain and Portugal and a comfortable boat for the Med.

c. Friends coming back from 5 years in the Med advised 14 features (in no particular order) all of which were answered in full by Supertramp.

Forecabin & aft cabin that can be fitted with wind scoops.
Holding tank for loo.
Fridge and freezer.
Generator or other system for making electricity. 
TWC (Battery Management System).
Electric windlass for main anchor.
Three anchors - different types and as much tackle as possible.
Comfortable sitting positions - both in cockpit and saloon. Outside views if possible in poor weather conditions.
Bimini which can be used when sailing and which gives an ample shaded area. 
Very reliable and powerful engine.
Ketch rig (or cutter).
Bathing platform/boarding ladder.
Gangplank or passeurelle which can be rigged forward or aft.

We wanted 7 additional features which Supertramp has now got and we found to be invaluable.

Bow thruster.
Mast steps. 
Big tankage 100 galls diesel giving a range of up to 1000 miles under engine and 100 galls of water.
Big battery capacity.
Inside as well as outside steering position.

Supertramp's specification, as the name "Cromarty" suggests, also makes her ideal for cruising in high Northern latitudes. She has had two owners from new and each has incorporated just about all the extras available to make her comfortable for live-aboard cruising. 

Larger engine: Volvo 62 hp, larger prop to match, 
4 kW generator, 
Autohelm 6000, 
holding tank for black water (essential in Med), 
further holding tanks for grey water, 
Eberspacher heating, 
electric heating, 
mast steps, 
stern anchor, 
electric windlass, 
teak decks, 
boarding platform/ladder, 
mainsail in-mast furling  

All this on top of the standard spec which includes 100 galls diesel giving about 1000 mile range under engine, 100 galls water, twin heads/showers, and most important of all, inside and outside steering positions with all the usual instrumentation including GPS, Radar and Navtex etc, plus a user-friendly galley with double sinks, gimballed cooker and plenty of stowage.

Last but not least, she has 6 berths in 3 cabins, the master cabin aft having en-suite loo/shower. The forward twin berth cabin with its own adjacent loo/shower is ideal for guests.

The sitting out area aft is set up for 6 to eat in comfort. The bimini is a boon in hot or wet weather. The davits and Zodiac dinghy are a great combination.

A distinguishing feature of the Cromarty is that she is an "up" deck saloon giving almost 360 degree views when sitting inside. Windows open on all sides and are made of Yacht Toughened Glass complying with BS857 to withstand the heaviest weather (when the windscreen wiper earns its keep). We have cruised as a couple in Supertramp for 8 years and often had another couple with us (forward). She sleeps 6 but we haven't put that to the test although 6 can dine inside or out very comfortably.

She has been meticulously maintained and has always been wintered ashore. Supertramp's sale is prompted by the arrival of grandchildren.

She was exhibited at the 1989 Southampton Boat Show and was written up in Yachting Monthly and Classic Boat Magazine. The Information Pack with full inventory also includes the editorial articles.

Supertramp of Southampton is offered for sale in excellent condition fitted out and ready to go.

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